New anti-domestic violence campaign in Northern Ireland

A councillor in Buncrana has launched a campaign in a bid to wipe out domestic violence in the area, according to the Derry Journal.

Darren Lalor has launched a postcard campaign outlining Sinn Fein's five demands for building safer communities, the paper reports.

The demands, submitted to the Garda Policing Plan for 2008, include providing more safe housing for the short and long-term use of victims and allocating more funding to frontline services.

"While the measures to tackle domestic and sexual violence do not go far enough, we welcome the fact that this type of crime does at last feature in this years plan," Cllr Lalor commented.

Domestic violence affects one in five women in Inishowen and Donegal at some point in their lives.

Solicitors in Northern Ireland can offer advice to those suffering from domestic violence or considering divorce.

Meanwhile, the Antrim Times reports that local domestic violence officer Angela McBride is making herself available for people suffering from any sort of domestic abuse.

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